If that wasn’t hard enough to deal with, now you have to also consider the impact of family, friends, and possibly your pastor when it comes to who you’re dating. They will have an opinion, and you can’t escape it when you have active relationships with them. It’s all good when everyone is on the same page, but you may not be so lucky. What happens when you feel God is telling you that you have met your future husband/wife, but your inner circle is telling you that you’re wrong? Do they know what’s best, or are they just not looking at things correctly? Could you be getting this wrong, or are you letting fear steer you away from what you truly feel within you?
If you didn’t get any resistance, then there would be no opportunity for you to experience God’s greatness…
Personally I don’t care what that inner circle tells you, you have to always listen to God. Those people may have very good intentions, but they are not God. They may struggle to see beyond the surface, whereas God’s vision is limitless. You can’t expect them to fully understand and grasp your situation, because they are not walking in your shoes. They can’t feel what you feel, and they will not see what you see. Their opposition is just part of the process of your growth in faith. If you didn’t get any resistance, then there would be no opportunity for you to experience God’s greatness when it comes to following Him in faith even when the path ahead seems unreasonable.
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